Zandfontein is a great Vaal Dam fishing spot in the southern part of the dam. They are located in a bay sorts with a high shoreline which means they can boast some of the deeper waters along the dam.

Subsequently, fishing is very good here and unlike many other Vaal Dam fishing spots lots of larger fish are regularly caught. For example the biggest barbel caught here to date was a 23kg monster! We experienced it first-hand, we’ve been to the place right next door, Fisherman’s Hangout, where we caught quite a few large grass carp along with many of the usual suspects.

Zandfontein offers 5 basic cabins with electricity, a fridge and separate ablutions. Each cabin also has a patio with tables, chairs and a braai. They also have a separate caravan available. They pride themselves on creating a family atmosphere where parents can watch the sunset while their kids play around them in safety.

  • small shop available with basics like wood, ice, cold drinks, batteries etc.
  • catch & release where possible, fish-care is encouraged
  • quite a long dirt road but nothing serious
  • zero snags due to sandy bottom
  • anything really works, especially perdeby, pink sweets and banana
(2019)
Per night
Cabin (4 people) R300
Caravan (4 people) R300

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